For Canada Post, end of an era as home delivery winds down

Canada-Post-February marks the beginning of the end of door-to-door mail delivery in Canada.

Canada Post is poised to announce the first batch of neighbourhoods to be shifted to community mailboxes as it ends delivery for the roughly five million homes that still get it.

The cuts mark the first step ina five-year effort to deal with mounting losses and shrinking mail volumes at the post office.

More importantly, the phase-out of home delivery heralds a much smaller Canada Post – one that will inevitably be less relevant to Canadian businesses and individuals.

Read more: For Canada Post, end of an era as home delivery winds down – The Globe and Mail.